Douglasville, GA – Darlene Jo Lewis, 49, has been accused of stealing almost ten thousand dollars from her daughter’s Girl Scout troop and spent some of the stolen money on gifts, on her son, and on a dating service for seniors.
Lewis was treasurer of of Girl Scout troop 798, the same troop her daughter was a member of, from 2010 to 2012. After she left, the person who took over discovered irregularities in the troops financial records and reported them to police
“It took the investigator a while to get all the financial records from all the banks because he had to go back so far in time,” Capt. J.R. Davidson.
Lewis allegedly spent the money on items for herself and her family, including purchases from Walmart, a Christian bookstore and Senior People Meet dating service.
Darlene Jo Lewis was arrested on Friday and charged with felony theft by taking charges. She was being held in the Douglas County Jail but has since been released on a $9,800 bond.
Troop 798 was unable to recover the lost funds, and was forced to disband.